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  • Predicting Blending Performance

    January 4, 2013

    Many powder processors share the need to blend multi-component mixtures to homogeneity. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, the consistent dispersion of an active ingredient, often in very small quantities, within a larger mass of excipient is an essential precursor to uniform dosing,...

  • Motion Detector Protects Valuable Equipment

    January 2, 2013

    The Model CMS is a precise sensing control, designed to protect valuable rotating equipment including belt conveyors, bucket elevators, rotary feeders, and screw conveyors. The Model’s CMS rugged, heavy-duty construction, combined with solid state electronics and photo-electric technology,...

  • SmartBob AO Continuous Level Sensor

    December 20, 2012

    The SmartBob AO level sensor features an integrated 4-20 mA analog output to a PLC for monitoring bin level measurement data. A simple push-button user interface built into the SmartBob AO circuitry is used to configure the settings for each SmartBob AO. To set up the SmartBob AO, the user opens...

  • Powder Flow Tester

    December 20, 2012

    The PFT Powder Flow Tester has a solution for small powder samples. Ideal for chemical formulators who test expensive powders in limited quantities, the small volume shear cell requires only 43cc of powder. Other good candidates include materials that are difficult or messy to handle, such as...

  • Model DB Damaged Belt Detector

    December 20, 2012

    The Model DB damaged belt detector is an effective means of protection for valuable conveyor belts. Used in pairs and positioned on either side of the conveyor belt, the Model DB is simple to install and designed to provide an early warning of possible belt failure. The detectors are heavy-duty...

  • Malvern Introduces New Cement Particle Sizing Solutions for Automated Lab

    December 19, 2012

    Malvern Instruments has introduced a new robotic solution for cement analysis on the Mastersizer 3000 particle size analyzer that enables its easy integration within an automated laboratory setting. Used in combination with the Mastersizer 3000’s ceramic venturi, this robust new interface...

  • Paddle Level Switch

    December 18, 2012

    The ECHO RotoSwitch 300 Series includes a range of rotating paddle level switches for monitoring and controlling bulk solids level. The switch is weatherproof and includes a red LED status light. High-temperature or explosion-proof options are available. It can be side or top mounted with the...

  • Wireless Temperature & Humidity Monitoring Kit

    December 17, 2012

    The HOBO wireless temp/RH monitoring kit is an easy-to-use, wireless system that includes everything needed to make environmental monitoring fast, cost-effective, and convenient. In three easy steps, users can monitor critical temperature and humidity conditions, log data for trend analysis, and...

  • HI 1756-nDF Dispenser/Filler Module

    December 12, 2012

    The HI 1756-nDF dispenser/filler modules for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs are easy to install and set-up. They are ideal for a variety of material-feed by weight applications, especially when speed, repeatability, and accuracy are important. Material-feed management is used in filling or...

  • SOLO-L Level Measurement Solution

    December 11, 2012

    This new level-measurement system is used for continuous monitoring of bulk storage materials in silos. Based on the patented StrainCell sensor technology, the new SOLO-L improves on existing silo level measurement devices by eliminating problems caused by material density, angle of repose, wave...